To submit a letter to the editor, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com. Include your first and last name or initials and a last name, and your city of residence. Letters will be edited.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lenient approach is killing drug users

Letter writer argues for mandatory drug rehab and psychiatric care

To the editor,

With all due respect, it is no accident when you willfully shoot illegal drugs into your body – doing so at your own free will – and die. Fact – as hard as it is – you have done it to yourself.

There is no such thing as a ‘safe’ site where you inject drugs. Drugs are bad. Drugs are not good. They cause catastrophic mental problems and eventually, likely, chances are death to repeat users.

The only way we are going to save people from overdosing and dying is to take them from the streets and place them in mandatory drug rehab and psychiatric care. Anything else, you are just causing the street deaths to continue and rise.

The kid-gloves approach, more leniency, more help with using drugs is not working. It is killing. Perhaps we should be criminally charging governments with being the accomplice to murder.

Ursula Knight, Nanaimo

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